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Specifications Canon EOS 70D Canon EOS 7D
Megapixels20.218.0
Total Pixels20.919.0
Sensor Size22.5 x 15.0mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Pixel Dimensions5472 x 36485184 x 3456
Pixel Size4.1µm4.3µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.6f/6.9
Aspect Ratio3:23:2
Sensor CleaningEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass FilterEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass Filter
Lens MountEF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-EEF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.6x1.6x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 5+Dual DIGIC 4
 
Autofocus  
TypeTTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensorTTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Points19 cross-type AF points (extra sensitivity at f/2.8 at centre)19 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at center)
Working RangeCentre AF point: EV -0.5 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
Other AF points: EV 0 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
ModesOne Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
One Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
Point SelectionAutomatic selection: 19 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF
Manual selection: Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Automatic selection: 19 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF
Manual selection: Spot AF
Manual selection: AF point Expansion
Manual selection: Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
PredictiveYes, up to 8mYes, up to 8m
Assist BeamIntermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated SpeedliteIntermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
MicroadjustmentC.Fn II-13
+/- 20 steps (wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
C.Fn III-5 
+/- 20 steps
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 20 lenses individually
 
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesTTL maximum aperture metering with 63-zone metering sensor:
1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
2) Partial metering (center, approx. 7.7% of viewfinder)
3) Spot metering (center, approx. 3.0% of viewfinder)
4) Center-weighted average metering
TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9.4% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.3% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
Exposure Comp+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments3 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO SensitivityAuto (100-6400), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 12800
Auto (100-6400, max ISO can limited by user ), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) 
ISO can be expanded to H: 12800
Shutter Speed30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)30 - 1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WB SettingsAWB, Preset (Daylight; Shade; Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset; Tungsten light; White Fluorescent Light; Flash), Custom, Color Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registeredYes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
 
Viewfinder  
TypePentaprismPentaprism
CoverageApprox. 98%Approx. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.95xApprox. 1.00x
EyepointApprox. 22mmApprox. 22mm
Diopter Correction-3 to +1 m-1 (diopter)-3 to +1 m-1 (diopter)
Focusing ScreenFixed (Transmissive LCD screen)Fixed (Transmissive LCD screen)
MirrorQuick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 IS USM or shorter)Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
InformationAF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AElock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Electronic level (2 methods)
Other information: Battery check, Alert symbol
AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light.
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: White balance correction, CF card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Dual Axis Electronic level
DOF PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strapOn strap
 
LCD  
TypeTouch screen 3.0" (7.7cm) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots3.0" (7.5cm) Clear View II TFT, approx. 920K dots
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox. 170°Approx. 160°
CoatingAnti-reflection, Solid Structure and Anti smudgeAnti-reflection and Solid Structure
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levelsAuto: Using external ambient light sensor
Manual: Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level
 
Flash  
Built-in GN12 (ISO 100, meters)12 (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageUp to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)Up to 15mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 24mm)
Built-in Recycle TimeApprox. 3 secondsApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite TransmitterAuto, Manual flash, Multi flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
X-Sync1/250sec1/250sec
Exposure Compensation+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External FlashYes, with compatible External Flash
Exposure LockYesYes
2nd Curtain SyncYesYes
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / NoYes / Yes
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash supportE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera menuVia camera menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesScene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, CustomAuto (Stills and Movie), Creative Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Custom (x3)
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Color SpacesRGB and Adobe RGBsRGB and Adobe RGB
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Peripheral illumination correction
Chromatic aberration correction
Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Creative filters (Art Bold, Water painting, Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye)
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Resize to M or S1, S2, S3
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Resize to M or S
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shootingSingle, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote)
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 7.0fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx. 40 images (JPEG), 15 images (RAW)Max. Approx. 8fps. (speed maintained for up to 130 images (JPEG)(with UDMA card), 25 images (RAW))
Shutter Lag65ms59ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A100ms
 
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensorElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 98% (horizontally and vertically)Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
FrameRate30 fps30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Phase detection AF (Quick mode)
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display OptionsGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Multi aspect ratiosGrid overlay (x2), Histogram
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: Fine, Normal, Small (Exif 2.30 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), 
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), 
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), 
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), 
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes (RAW + Large JPEG only)Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible.
Image SizeJPEG 3:2: (L) 5472x3648, (M) 3648x2432, (S1) 2736x1824, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4864x3648, (M) 3248x2432, (S1) 2432x1824, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5472x3072, (M) 3648x2048, (S1) 2736x1536 (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x408
RAW: (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824
JPEG: (L) 5184x3456, (M) 3456x2304, (S) 2592x1728
RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456, (M-RAW) 3888x2592, (S-RAW) 2592x1728
Movie TypeMOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Movie Size1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps) inter frame
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
Sound FilesN/AN/A
FoldersNew folders can be manually created and selectedNew folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
 
Other Information  
Custom Functions23 Custom Functions27 Custom Functions with 70 settings
Metadata TagUser copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / YesYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYes (equal to EOS-1N)Yes (equal to EOS-1N)
Sound MemoNoNo
Orientation SensorYesYes
Playback Zoom1.5x - 10x1.5x - 10x
Display Formats(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
(1) Single image with information (2 levels) 
(2) Single image 
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Magnified view
Slide ShowImage selection: All images, by Date, Folder, Movies, Stills
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Background music: On/Off
Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3
Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating
Playback time: 1/2/3/5 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
HistogramBrightness: Yes 
RGB: Yes
Brightness: Yes 
RGB: Yes
Highlight AlertYesYes
Image Erase ProtectionErase single image, erase selected images, erase all images in folder, erase all images on a card, or erase only unprotected imagesErase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu (x6)
(2) Playback menu (x3)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
(1) Shooting menu (x4)
(2) Playback menu (x2)
(3) Setup menu (x3)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
Menu Languages25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USBHi-Speed USB
Other InterfaceVideo output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMICEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Extension system terminal (for WFT-E5), External microphone (Stereo mini jack)
Canon Printer SupportCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridgeCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Pict BridgeYesYes
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I) cardCompactFlash Type I/ II (Microdrive compatible, UDMA compatible), external storage with WFT-E5
 
Software  
Browsing & Printing SoftwareImageBrowser EXImageBrowser EX
Image Processing SoftwareDigital Photo ProfessionalDigital Photo Professional
Other SoftwarePhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style EditorPhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), built in for date & settingsRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), 1x CR1616 for date & settings
Battery LifeApprox. 920 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 800 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
750 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator6 levels + percentage6 levels + percentage
Power SavingPower turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30min.Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsAluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass and conductive fibreMagnesium Alloy body covers
Shutter Durability Rating150,000
Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1" (139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5mm)5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9" (148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm)
CIPA Weight26.7 oz (755g)32.2 oz (914g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder CEyecup Eg, Dioptric adjustment lens Eg, Anti-Fog Eyepiece Eg
Camera CaseLeather case EH21-LEH20-L
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt inWireless File Transmitter WFT-E5
Compatible LensesAll EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lensesAll EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses
Compatible FlashCanon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Battery Grip BG-E14  Buy ► BG-E7  Buy ►
RemoteRemote control with E3 type contact, Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
OtherHand Strap E2, GPS Receiver GP-E2Hand Strap E2, GP-E2
 
Year Introduced20132009
 
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